Generosity

 

Giving within balance cannot harm

– doesn’t damage or strip away self-esteem

of the detached benefactor.

It enriches.

 

 

Embrace

 

Dayspring awaken

Star of proven truth – He is the Staff

that supports one’s climb to the Mount of Unity.

With each increment of altitude gained,

His loving kindness swathes all in life-sustaining warmth.

 

 

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Metaphysical Abidance

 

Liberator, clarifier of truth – Disperser of gloomy cloud.

Remover of stubborn soul-impurities, Remedy of metastases of prejudice, the Lifter of veils.

Most generous, ultimate Lover of human spirit.

Father-mother of embryonic ancient parentage. Perfect noble, unknowable.

To be lovingly worshiped – always minded.

Beyond all, above everything.

Within us all He invested a crucible of cooperativeness

a shield against malice; an infallible fortress from bitterness.

His Loving Essence repels extreme competitiveness, annihilates selfish rivalry.

One’s fortune is loyalty enacted within all His worlds

Our bounty is obedience to heaven’s kingdom.

 

 

Repairing the wounds of prejudice

 

The Ancient of Days untangles the abasements of vanities

picks out the toxic shards of vulgar thoughts and acts…

 

If man would but surrender to the moulding of the Lord of Hosts’ wishes,

heavenly chariots of infinite love shall transport both hearts and minds.

Hands across borders, oceans, mountains, towns, families… healing fracture and fissure.

 

 

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Epic Transmission

 

The covenant was spoken

its promise messaged to us.

Womankind and the globe of humanity have been tasked to arise in unity – in equality,

intent in living love by example.

 

 

 

 

Toxicity tears

 

Excess acts as a poison,

infecting by compromised judgement.

Each further indulgence adds toxins to body and spirit ; flesh of the soul’s aura and the

spirit-vessel of body tissue.

Consumption, acquisition, ingestion… superfluous, avaricious

doses deviating beyond all senses of moderation.

Minds unfastened, steering awry

the immoderate lose.

 

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Heaven’s Kingdom

 

The Greatest One’s compass reads true

whilst the All-worlds transcending chart is aligned with faithful traversing.

Humble servants pray permission to plot a selfless course… in praise of Him.

All must make way for His chosen destination, steer passed perils

re-route around the rocks and shallows of weakness.

One port only to trust, a single safe harbour.

 

Grant us but clemency during journeys’ weathers, Lord

and see fit that celestial sailcloth sustains us through the seamless fabric of time.’

 

Strength added for everyone emboldened –  when absorbed

into His plan’s purpose.

Gravitated into our Lord’s fields of attraction.

As hearts meteorically become increasingly sincere.

Every personal objective expresses our deepest glory.

 

 

Worded salve

 

His Words nourish all understanding

Mellifluous celestial poetry

– melodious His phrasing artistry resonates.

Upon gentle breezes does Holy fragrance sweeten the air –

wafting over those tired, the dispirited, far-fallen sullen-hearted

wretched and joyless…

passing a torrential wash of inedible love through every heart.

 

 

 

Embodiment by Spirit

 

The Lord of Hosts enriches

with energies enigmatic.

He instills, fashions and is the crucible

of each human soul.

Every intimate form is lovingly shown.

 

 

That which is separate contribute united

 

Strip away comfort and we have struggle

Individually we are but separate beads of water

seeking to coalesce

… and in so doing, form rivulets

join together incrementally building a wee stream –

many of merge, build into a powerful river

onward these flow to the great collective ocean.

Strip away struggle… and we have comfort.

 

 

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Awake

 

Most sovereign, supreme Ordainer

causing all souls to tremble,

through the crucible of His Universal Spirit.

Highest Lord, praise.

Gifting the bounty of life, His promise of Justice

of all His loving abundance…

consciously we are shaken into awareness.

 

Every radiance set opportune

to experience…

Lord of highest claim to greatest loftiness, praise.

In answer to prayers, He will favour His servants by destroying their vanity,

those warped imaginings.

Seekers orient their focus upon His sublime countenance –

to bathe within His ethereal majesty.

Devoutly loving Him, each eternal essence does clarify

– humanity flourishes into pristine gems… unlimited in purity

infinite in possibility.

 

 

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Inscrutable reality

 

Only God can devise a gift and

a chastisement within one deliverance.

Such an imponderable mix, 

this duality is His favour.

 

 

Acquisitive State

 

Culture

Identity by culture

Subculture

Illegitimate culture

Corruption

Sickly manifestations of power addiction

serving greed

Desire with self at centre

Culture of death.

 

 

 

 

 

Dispensing with essentials; Beckoned gatherings; Concert of blossom; Hues

Dispensing with essentials

 

Violently, earth’s being injured –

its mouth and nose are being hacked away, cut

and stabbed.

Alarmingly near, this soon-coming emergency

earth will be unable to breathe, take nourishment

… as living lands become devoid of trees.

Overrun and overwhelmed

dispensing with essentials, ruinous ecocide.

 

 

Beckoned gatherings

 

Discernment develops balance, harmony…

Faith prompts us on a journey to love.

 

 

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Concert of blossom

 

Flora singing through hues

listening to the notes of aroma.

 

 

Hues

 

Subtlety of cloud colour

bone white, sooty milk and spattered oatmeal

bruised flesh, ivory with a charcoal-wash

wind-mingling… ever-shifting.

 

 

 

Photo credit (at top – Shrine of the Báb): Baha’i International Community (Baha’i Media Bank) and Baha’i World Centre.

Graphic design playtime – fun experiment

Hi, somewhat off-topic but I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the opportunity of experimenting and trying my hand at designing a Bahá’í plaque (albeit this one is very small)…

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This is going to be made in brass – hence the screw-holes. I had to take a screen-grab to get this image. The design is obviously self-explanatory, with the ringstone symbol most prominent and the Greatest Name ‘Alláh-u-Abhá’ below in a muted yellow with a darker green shade appearing as a shadow. I discovered this shadowing effect by accident actually but am quite pleased with it. I hope that all the elements come out clearly (i.e., sharply defined) and as attractive as the digital mock-up/template.

The final product…

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Ante meridiem – : – Replicate of Fashion – : – Masterly Aspect – : – Terra firma

 

Realm of Being

 

Approaching, reaching for

– embracing union by fusion of truth

energised in the light of spiritual understanding.

 

 

Masterly aspect

 

Great art takes the mind with spirit

To where it didn’t expect to go.

 

 

Glow

 

We’re brilliant moons reflecting His Sun.

 

 

Terra firma

 

The one solution to

Infighting is

Uniting.

 

 

Cast-iron uncertainties

 

who dares break those rules that can be broken?

Without knowing the future,

Trivial guidelines sold as taboo assurances

Mankind’s world creation to date.

 

 

Restraint deficiency

 

Tight prayer for begging, pleading, beseeching.

 

 

Replicate of fashion

 

Only the human soul can exert the unique spark

of human art.     A.I. will never create genius… 

only replicate.

 

 

Ante meridiem

 

Should not every morn begin a festival of joy

alloyed in the righteous forge of selfless love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improvements – update on-site

I’ve made some recent improvements to the website which should make it easier to find and read past postings of poems. The vertical chronological list on the right-hand side allows you to click through to read more content. I hope this will make the site more interesting for anyone who has the desire or motivation to read more than just the most recent post of verse (usually between 2-5 poems) as there’s now somewhere between 85-95 poems archived. As always feedback is appreciated. Warmest regards, Alan.

In-sight

Embryonic labours

See

Read

Verses interpretations

Remote connections, situations

Where is the limit of seeing

… the reach of highest compassion?

What insight in searching.. study.. examining?

Noblest Consciousness, Creator of sublime understanding

affecting spiritually-consequential Words.


Illimitable Dominion

All eternity – infinite into the future – present – and

eternal throughout the past…

this is His continuum of Truth,

propelling time without error, propagating anxiety or travel of panic.

Within the edifice of His Just realm, a supernal architecture of Wisdom.


Words’ Power’s Charge

Relating

Diversity – equity

Reusing – resourceful – economic

Recycling – energy – conservation – detachment

Respect – ecology – earth – sustainable – justice

Reverencebiodiversityspiritual – sustenance – permaculture – flourishing

Local – community – nourishment – sharing – knowledge – organic – skills

Opportunity – dedication – interconnectivity – fluidity – crafts expertise – vital

Betterment – uplifting – healthlovingness – inclusion – unity – prosperity

EFFORT.


Filling of Spirit fresh

So many wells available

impulsively drawn to a seductive exterior

tempting with lavish-ornament gratification

… ‘outcomes’ an offering foul and choking.

Superficial perceived as substantial

Nothing fresh to imbibe.

How Spirit may be plenished, or depleted from body.

Ceaseless movement of ocean and river cleanses

all living water – making new its healthful, healing fluidity.

Natures worth simply recirculated.




First BRIGHT Thirst: Statistics of Love

First Bright Thirst

 

Drink in a DEEPER Truth

an Illumined REALITY

Brilliantly Enlightened

 

 

 

Sanctuary

 

Indispensable guidance our Lord has issued –

safeguarding against inconstant motives,

a fortress repelling awry intentions.

 

 

 

Forever so why ever

 

HE is the remedy to self-doubt,

regret and spiritual imbalance

His light illumines redemption and its fulsome embrace

delivers salvation to whomsoever forever

That how-when-where whichsoever ceases never – hallowed

be His Name.

 

 

 

Veiled Treasure

 

Seeking, receiving the divine fragrances…

deepening within the Holy writings,

of the inscrutable, unknowable Essence

The One illimitable, indecipherable Absolute.

 

 

 

Of En-Wp

 

Conjuring demons of our own volition

Self-erasing shadows – age-maturing as nature obeys seasons turning

Old growth boosted by tiredness into new

Illusion by will – construction through disintegration

A symmetry inherent in weathering.

 

 

 

Statistics of Love

 

New World Ordering numbers abound –

spreadsheet stacks of selflessness

calculus carried out with utmost care

studied with graphs of generosity

– arithmetic of altruism; compassionate calculations…

integrated with mathematics of heart movements

equals (=) logarithmic lovingness.

Firming up fortuitous fractions, unifying decimal point factions.

The numbers of a Renewed World Ordering abound